Travel guide row over sectarian murals reveals why Northern Ireland’s unionists need to reinvent themselves

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


Travel guides play an important part in attracting tourists to places. They help create expectations of an interesting, enriching experience, and different publishers provide different perspectives on local history and culture.

In these cash-strapped days, sponsored trips for travel writers are inevitable, but still, it’s not unreasonable to expect that travel guides should put a premium on authenticity and demonstrate independence from local marketing agencies and self-appointed guardians of a city’s image.

Period27 Jun 2019

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